Huntsman shuts down German TiO2 pigment plant following explosion

By Kasia Patel
Published: Thursday, 06 August 2015

Access to Huntsman's Uerdingen white pigment factory is being restricted after a nitrogen tank exploded, injuring 15 people. Operations will be shut down while the company investigates the cause of the blast and German authorities determine whether dust in the affected area contains asbestos.

Huntsman Inc. has shut down operations at its white pigment factory in Uerdingen, Germany, following the explosion of a nitrogen tank at the facility, which injured 15 people.

The affected workers received medical attention on site or in hospital, with two remaining hospitalised for observation. Huntsman said there were no...

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